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Lalitha is a blogger and a dreamer. Her career is in finance, but writing is her way to unwind! Her little one is the center of her Universe.
Why is accepting that compliment so hard? Colleagues: Have you lost weight? You look good! She (who has spent months doing Keto and weights): It’s the dress that’s making me look thinner! Guests: Your house is so beautiful and neat! She (who spent the last five hours mopping and polishing): It could be tidier; there […]
Kabir sat fuming. Preeti was getting married today. The girl he was madly in love with, refused to acknowledge his existence. When he proposed to her, she turned him down. Why couldn’t she love him? He was handsome and well-off. No girl had ever rejected him, before this. Usually, they flocked around him vying for […]
Have you watched Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani? If so, you must know me already. I’m Dhanalakshmi Randhawa, Rocky’s grandmother, and the founder of Dhanalakshmi Sweets.
These men imagined themselves to be pioneers working in the hygiene industry and acted as though they were subject-matter-experts, all the while cracking sexist jokes.
Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry is a delightful read with a powerful message on the empowerment of women. It is said that society fears a woman who speaks her mind; Elizabeth Zott is that woman. She is unconventional, uncompromising, and a brilliant chemist. Her only handicap? Her gender. Elizabeth is a woman in the 1960s in a […]
“Are you even listening? I’m a working woman. She is making me look bad. I have a strong personality, and no one messes with me. But this girl? She is Bhagyashree, direct from a Sooraj Barjatya set.”
I was astonished. A female doctor had me feel uncomfortable, unworthy, and deficient. However, here, a male doctor made me feel safe and comfortable. I felt treated with dignity and not reduced to some baby-making machine.
“No, Pinky. Anaisha is young and impressionable. You don’t want her to overhear and repeat snippets to Rakesh. Don’t drag children into relationship problems.”
Indian Matchmaking season 3 is here, and with it, Sima Aunty is back, in an outwardly polished avatar but the same old same old.
I had delayed watching the film, ‘Black Panther-Wakanda forever’ because I dreaded a sequel without T’challa, the original Black Panther. This character was portrayed by the brilliant Chadwick Boseman, who unfortunately died of cancer before the second part was filmed. When I finally mustered the courage to see the film, I was blown away; not only […]
When the meeting concluded and we got up to leave, Arpit whispered, “of course, a lady boss would give the prime job to another woman!”
Where does the buck stop? For all these women who are at the receiving end, do we ever hear, ‘so and so played well, all the credit goes to his wife?”
Rathnavathi was heavily pregnant. Soon, she developed labour pains and asked someone to fetch her mother. She hoped Amma would be able to come soon.
They pass snide remarks. “Too ambitious. Too fussy. Too single.” You are the poster child of a life gone wrong.
Men urinate in the open without concern for hygiene or public judgment; in sharp contrast, women risk urinary infections and eternally long lines to relieve themselves.
Olive Green to Beauty Queen, a memoir, about Lt Col Ankita Srivastava's experience in a beauty pageant after retiring from the Indian Army!
Asha Parekh recently made unsavoury comments about women's clothes choices, displaying her fat phobia, something that wasn't expected of a woman who had become a feminist icon of sorts. Sigh.
Fathers play a crucial role in nurturing and raising children, so why isn't paternity leave considered essential?
If he wants to change, it has to happen from within. He should be the one taking the lead, not you. Help him by all means, but do not lose yourself in the process.
Just because we are used to something, why should the chain continue? Nisha is highly educated; she is working on a cutting-edge project. Why should she give up her dreams?
I posted about these spurious requests on my social media. I was surprised by the number of women who came forward sharing experiences similar to mine.
Stop pretending that arranged marriage is one big fairy tale. That’s the Sooraj Barjatya school of thought that looks great on celluloid, but not so much in real life.
At one point, she confesses to her mother that the beatings are no longer physical, they have started affecting her mentally as well, and she wants to break free of this cycle of abuse.
Hiring a help doesn't make us bad mothers. Like men, we too can have other priorities around our lives and careers.
Can we have strong, intelligent women, whose sole purpose in life is not to hover around and put everyone else’s needs ahead of theirs, but to pursue their lives and dreams free of judgment?
All my life you've asked me the wrong questions - "when will you marry, when will you have a baby..." For once, can’t you ask questions like "Are you happy? How is your career? What are your hobbies?”
The 94th Academy Awards will go down in the pages of history, but for all the wrong reasons. By now, everyone has formed an opinion on ‘WillGate’- actor Will Smith punching comedian Chris Rock for cracking a distasteful joke about his wife Jada Smith. Rock had mentioned that he would like to see Jada in […]
No one shows any interest in finding out who the actual perpetrator of the crime is. The ‘good girl’ code is reinforced. Moral policing happens even before the actual investigation starts.
Avantika was appalled at his callousness. “Do we need this scene? Is it fair that the heroine is scantily dressed, while the hero is suitably attired to brave the cold?”
While I am all for women flaunting their sensuality on-screen and expressing themselves creatively, I draw the line when gullible children try to emulate the same.
If my mother-in-law had her way, I would be taking leaves every second day. There is always something on the almanac that needed to be celebrated.
Mummy sighed. She opened her mouth, then clammed up. On her face, writ large was resignation. Defeat. A pause, pregnant with regret. She turned away from me, perhaps to hide her tears.
In a town where young women get married off easily, I fought for a chance- a chance to an education, a chance to rise above my circumstances, a chance to fly.
“Bahu, you are this family’s Mahalakshmi. If you wake up late, how will it bode auspicious for this house and hearth? Go, take a bath first, and help me in the kitchen."
"The next thing you know, I will be going ping-pong between two houses. It’s ironic how we raise two children with ease but taking care of one parent is hard."
Over time, while my palm prints still remained etched on the canvas, I had become an outsider. My marital status had invalidated my claim. What was home then?
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